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THE UPS AND DOWNS OF BEING A LEADER

Perhaps you are a rising star—exhibiting the qualities discussed in Chapter 4—and the people around you recognize your potential. Or maybe you are a midcareer professional whose peers and managers tend to push you into unchartered waters often, ones that you are trying to learn to navigate. Or it’s possible that you are an experienced leader, having conquered your role within a company or enterprise. No matter what stage of your career, if you are a business leader, or looking to become one, you probably have a list of reasons why you’ve chosen this path. Some are nobler than others, let’s say, making a difference in the world versus making a whole lot of loot, but no matter your motivation, it’s easy to ...

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